Preparing students for college and career
University of California Curriculum Integration is an initiative of Student Affairs, Admissions (High School Articulation) at the UC Office of the President, with funding administered by the California Department of Education. The UCCI program is dedicated to supporting California high schools as they work to prepare students for success in college and in life. As a part of UC's systemwide High School Articulation unit, the UCCI program focuses on assisting high schools with the development and implementation of integrated courses that unite academic study with Career Technical Education.
The model for UCCI's work was established with its first initiative, the UCCI Institutes, which were funded by the Career Technical Education Pathways Initiative (SB 70), legislation that addressed the need for greater CTE representation in the "a-g" subjects. Since their launch in May 2010, the UCCI Institutes have brought together more than 600 CTE and academic teachers to collaboratively create frameworks for new integrated courses that can be taught in any California high school. At the Institutes, teachers are supported by trained facilitators and content experts, who help to ensure that the new courses meet CTE content standards and also fulfill the University "a-g" criteria.
UCCI's second initiative, the UCCI Teacher Exchange Program, is a response to numerous requests from California educators for support in implementing UCCI Courses. There have been nine UCCI Teacher Exchange events serving approximately 100 educators since the program launched in July 2013.